This week I will showcase some images from last year’s Fairfax City Antique Car Show. This first installment will focus on cars built before 1940. The second installment will be for cars built between 1940 and 1955.
The Fairfax City Antique Car Show is held on a Saturday, usually around May 20, outside City Hall on Armstrong Street in Historic Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. It is open to all vehicles 25 years or older.
Car shows always provide a wealth of photographic opportunities. The cars, although usually parked close together and surrounded by avid fans, offer the patient photographer not only the ability to capture the complete vehicle but also many wonderful studies of the details on these lovingly restored beauties. I have found at this show and others I have visited that most of the fans understand the needs of the photographer and will wait whilst you frame and take the shot.
Full bracket HDR shots with a tripod are not always possible but that does not mean that pseudo HDR shots cannot be achieved from a single frame as was the case for the red Model A Ford above.
Car shows of all descriptions, and Antique Car Shows in particular, provide the raw materials for any number of different processing techniques as seen in the images above.